Coffin Cases to Release Batula Fuzz

The FuzzFace-inspired pedal will be limited to 25 pieces.

October 6, 2008 (Venice, CA) -- Coffin Cases, known equally for their striking vampire-inspired cases and their goth-hot Coffin girls, is expanding into the effects market this year, appropriately in time for Halloween.

Their first model is the Batula, a bat-shaped fuzz based on a vintage 1960s FuzzFace. The pedals are hand-cast and hand-wired in the USA, and are designed to be a collector''s item, with only 25 sequentially-numbered pedals in the first run. The pedals will run $399 directly from Coffin Cases.

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